Aluminum MIG downhill

by JTP
(Co)

When I burn downhand on 1/8" Aluminum, I get way more control/consistency by pulling the pool...My Boss gets on me saying "you should never pull an aluminum MIG" What say you?
Thanks!

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Keith Fenner of Turn Wright Machine works told me that when he worked shipyards, there were internal bores that had to be built up using a spool gun and there was not choice but pulling.

He said the welds sooted up, but were cleaned before the next pass and almost always x rayed ok.

Keith is a sharp guy and has lots of marine welding experience. and you can see his youtube channel here.

http://www.youtube.com/user/KEF791

Bottom line is if it works, it works.

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